The growing pains of India

In the startling news recently with Prashant Bhushan leveling some serious charges at our judiciary, many people are aghast. A friend is morose – Kashmir, CWG, corruption, Maoists and now the judiciary…… is India falling apart? Perhaps. I choose to see it as the uncomfortable edge of growth. Democracy matters. Our judiciary matters. They are the very foundations of our nation. As India today goes through the growing pains of a nation headed into a…

"The growing pains of India"

Want to start a political movement

Image via Wikipedia I don’t want to create a party as such, though I guess I’ll have to register it as one. I want to start an all inclusive movement, where the idea for administrating the country is not competitive, but collaborative. Anyone can join, even people from political parties. The movement will have no agenda beyond addressing corruption and the needs of the people – whatever ‘group’ they belong to. The whole myth of…

"Want to start a political movement"

Citizen's awareness against terrorism

The brazen shooting at the Jama Masjid is an exercise in frustration, it seems. 100 meters from a police station, at a prime target for terrorist attacks on the fabric of the nation, in the capital of a country already on alert for terror attacks, two “amateurs” loitered around in a suspicious manner before shooting at tourists and then got away on a motorcycle! While it is definitely something for the police to work on,…

"Citizen's awareness against terrorism"

An idea for Kashmir

I only hope someone who matters reads this. What Kashmir needs is a way of engaging the youth. What the government is doing is saying nothing and inviting any faction to talk. As if that is going to happen. Even if it does, we are going to end up talking to the destroyers of Kashmiri peace on their terms. Bad, bad ground. What we need is interaction, engagement, listening. Not formal interaction invitations in triplicate,…

"An idea for Kashmir"

Kashmir blazing in political fires?

While I’ve been reading the antics of Madame Mehbooba with some irritation, I still considered her selfish, but part of those wishing the well being of Kashmir. The constant attacks on Omar, seemed to be a part of political opportunism. It was rather shocking to read that an important leader of the PDP was injured today while leading a stone pelting mob indulging in arson! Now I wonder how much of Kashmir’s suffering is due…

"Kashmir blazing in political fires?"

The Kashmir Solution

Came across this real whacky solution for Kashmir, which could actually work to create peace for “our” Kashmir at least. Confront Pakistan about its lack of following of international norms and using captured Indian territory to destabilize India. Capture PoK. We’ll figure out plebiscite and all later, but at least the Indian side of Kashmir should see some improvements with infiltration now handled from its point of origin. No need to keep so many soldiers…

"The Kashmir Solution"